By the numbers: Oregon
- 4,914 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 1.48 billion gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $474 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 73 total disaster declarations, including 40 fire, 14 flood, and 13 severe storm disasters (1953-2017)⁶
- $143 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 201714...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in oregon
ODOE is focused on helping Oregon remain an energy leader and reach the state’s energy and climate goals.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment. DEQ's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water.
DOGAMI’s mission is to provide earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.
The mission of the Department of State Lands is to ensure a legacy for Oregonians and their public schools through sound stewardship of lands, wetlands, waterways, unclaimed property, estates and the Common School Fund.
The OEM mission is to lead statewide efforts to develop and enhance preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation capabilities to protect the lives, property and environment of the whole community.
The Department's mission is to serve the public by practicing and promoting responsible water management through to restoration and protection of streamflows and watersheds in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of Oregon's ecosystems, economy, and quality of life.